Coach Brian Woodbury (USATF Level I/II Throws Coach, USTFCCCA Throws Specialist) has coached over a decade across various levels of athletics and sports, and has a lifetime of experience in competitive sports. In addition to coaching shot put, discus, weight throw, and hammer, Coach Woodbury has experience in coaching weightlifting and football as a Defensive Coordinator. He competed at the NCAA Division 2 level in football, and NCAA Division 1 level in track & field as a thrower at the University of Maine for the Black Bears. He was selected All-America East, All-New England, Co-Captain, and a Scholar-Athlete while completing his double major in Psychology and Sociology. He also played semi-professional football for the Maine Sabers and the Southern Maine Raging Bulls as a Captain and All-League offensive and defensive lineman. Since SlingSHOT was established in 2017, he has coached numerous record holders and champions, including 5 state record holders in 4 different states, the Indoor and Outdoor New England Championship record holders in the shot put, as well as a New Balance Indoor National Champion.
Coach Brian Woodbury has since closed SlingSHOT Throws as of October 1st, 2020 due to his hiring at the University of Maine, an NCAA Division I institution, where NCAA rules prevent private coaching of high school athletes.